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If blood is added to soda and I drink it within 3 seconds from the time blood is added can HIV be transmitted, does ingestion of blood transmits hiv?

If blood is added to soda and I drink it within 3 seconds from the time blood is added can HIV be transmitted, does ingestion of blood transmits hiv?

HIV: Hiv will not be transmitted in this manner unless you are an infant drinking HIV carrying breast milk from the mother. Glad to hear you have no unprotected sex. That and needle sharing are the major risks. ...Read more

Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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Can a very small amount of blood transmit hiv?

Can a very small amount of blood transmit hiv?

Yes: Someone who is HIV positive can have millions of copies of the virus in every drop of his blood. If one thinks he has been exposed to blood from a person who is HIV positive, one should see a primary care doctor to be evaluated and tested for HIV virus. ...Read more

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I purchased a soda and received a dollar bill that looked like it had dried blood on it. Can dollar bills with dried blood transmit HIV?

I purchased a soda and received a dollar bill that looked like it had dried blood on it. Can dollar bills with dried blood transmit HIV?

Unlikely: It is very unlikely that you would get HIV from a stain on a dollar bill. See this site for information on transmission of HIV.
http://www. Cdc. Gov/hiv/basics/transmission. Html ...Read more

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Does exposure to infected blood always transmit hiv?

Does exposure to infected blood always transmit hiv?

Not Always: Exposure to most body fluids - especially blood & genital fluids - from a person with HIV has the potential to transmit the virus. If you have had an exposure discuss the details of that exposure with an expert - ideally within the first 24 hours. Steps can be taken in the first few days of an exposure to prevent lifelong infection with hiv. Locate a test/treatment site near you at www. Hivtest. Org. ...Read more

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Can a trace amount of blood on a kitten claw transmit HIV after 5 minutes? Does HIV die with contact to the air for 4-5 minutes.

Can a trace amount of blood on a kitten claw transmit HIV after 5 minutes? Does HIV die with contact to the air for 4-5 minutes.

Whose blood?: If it was the cat's blood, there is no risk. If it was the blood of a HIV infected person the risk is still minimal unless the cats paw inoculated the infected blood into your skin. If you have doubts, you may get a HIV nucleic acid test in 3-4 months. ...Read more

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Can a fresh blood on the glove that had been exposed for a minute or less transmit hiv to my newly prick finger. Med tech didn't change gloves?

Can a fresh blood on the glove that had been exposed for a minute or less transmit hiv to my newly prick finger. Med tech didn't change gloves?

OnlyIfHivPositive &: It is only possible if the blood is from a HIV Positive person and it has come in contact with open wound of your finger. Even then the chances are minimal if the wound was a prick finger with a needle ...Read more

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My blood taken for blood test widout wearing gloves, he used new injection, removed d cover&placed it on table before taking blood. Is transmit HIV to me?

Unlikely: Unless the table was recently contaminated with HIV infected blood (within hours) and the needle touches the table, there is no risk. Nonetheless, the hygienic practice can be improved. ...Read more

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Blood mixed with water if got onto the eyes can transmit hiv?

Blood mixed with water if got onto the eyes can transmit hiv?

Possibly: If the blood was contaminated with HIV then it can mix with the tears of the eye, and pass into the nose and into the GI tract. If there is a break in the surface anywhere in this passage, the virus could enter the body and cause infection. This would be a rare event but is theoretically possible. ...Read more

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Can dried blood from a bloody nose transmit HIV or aids?

Can dried blood from a bloody nose transmit HIV or aids?

No: Hiv seems to require living white cells to survive for any length of time, all viruses are fragile and most cannot tolerate drying, and casual household contacts of hiv-positive people even before treatment simply didn't catch it. Relax. You won't get sick. ...Read more

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Can saliva blood mix getting into eye when someone coughs transmit HIV?

Can saliva blood mix getting into eye when someone coughs transmit HIV?

Possibly: If the person who does the coughing is HIV positive and if he has a positive viral count (he should know this if he is being treated), then the saliva and secretions can contain the virus. If this gets into someone else's eye, it can pass into the back of the throat and if there is a break in the lining you could get the virus in your system and have a problem. A lot of "ifs" to happen. ...Read more

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How much blood is needed to transmit HIV through the eye? Can makeup remover kill hiv?

How much blood is needed to transmit HIV through the eye? Can makeup remover kill hiv?

NO risk: In multiple studies around the world exposure to blood in the eye is not risky for HIV infection. But, it is dangerous for both hepatitis b and c. I have no idea why you would ask about makeup remover. Please do not put makeup remover in an eye. That may cause permanent damage. ...Read more

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Can I transmit hiv if my blood/plasma is on earrings and there's no oxygen between the ear needle and the ear clasp? It wouldn't

Can I transmit hiv if my blood/plasma is on earrings and there's no oxygen between the ear needle and the ear clasp? It wouldn't

Yes: Only if it is fresh blood and someone else pierces themselves with the earring sharp. This hasn't been recorded but would be the same as needle sharing. What's actually happening? ...Read more

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Does sucking menustrual blood during cunnilingus can transmit hiv? No open wound/sore in mouth

Does sucking menustrual blood during cunnilingus can transmit hiv? No open wound/sore in mouth

Yes it can: You should not have this direct exposure to blood or body fluids to any of your blood nor body fluids including saliva and semen and pre ejaculate ...Read more

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I met prostitution and she sucked my fingers then I notice small cracks in my thumb I am scared is this practice transmit hiv?

I met prostitution and she sucked my fingers then I notice small cracks in my thumb I am scared is this practice transmit hiv?

No risk, no worry: HIV is almost never transmitted from the mouth. And in the US, the vast majority of female sex workers don't have HIV. No risk from this kind of exposure, no need for testing. ...Read more

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Can massage oil transmit HIV via small wound (scratch of a nail), im worrying about this, full of stress, even didn't eat, can't think of anyother. Help me?

Can massage oil transmit HIV via small wound (scratch of a nail), im worrying about this, full of stress, even didn't eat, can't think of anyother. Help me?

The massage oil: Would have to have been put on by someone with an open wound that was actively washing in and out of that wound and your wound would have to be open as well, not just a scabbed scratch. Plus, HIV is not a hardy virus and any long term placement outside of body in the oil would not be suitable for the virus to live. While I can't guarantee it, it is not likely HIV would be transmitted this way. ...Read more

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Does small amount of precum on outside vagina (vulva) can transmit hiv?

Sure: If your partner is HIV positive and you were exposed to his semen then there is a risk of transmission. You should be tested. If he does not know if he is positive or negative then he can get tested too. ...Read more

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Does small break on outside of vaginal opening or on the vulva can transmit hiv? And does open wound outside vagina can transmit hiv? Plz please rep

HIV infected: To transmit HIV you must first be infected. Hiv is caught from body fluids such as blood and semen, not from skin, scabs, cuts, or any other surface of the visible skin. ...Read more

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Could a syringe transmit hiv?

Could a syringe transmit hiv?

Absolutely: People who share needles, syringes, cookers, cottons, water, etc have a risk of sharing HIV as well as hepatitis b and c. Do not share anything (works etc) and do not backload. This is the best way to avoid these viral infections apart from stopping injection drug use entirely. ...Read more

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Can mosquitoes transmit HIV to another person?

Can mosquitoes transmit HIV to another person?

Has not occurred.: Mosquitoes are not a vector for HIV. The virus is too fragile to remain alive in a mosquito. ...Read more

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Can you transmit HIV to your parter and not be infected?

Can you transmit HIV to your parter and not be infected?

No: You cannot transmit HIV if you are not infected. You can however transmit it if you are infected but do not have any symptoms. If in doubt both you and your partner (s) should be tested. ...Read more

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Can using unused gloves that were sitting on table transmit hiv?

Serious Questions: Unused gloves? You have to be smarter than this. How could an unused product transmit any infection? Hiv is hard to get. It is not caught by simple contact with an inanimate object. You have to have direct blood to blood or semen to blood access to catch this infection. The knowledge about how HIV is transmitted has stayed the same for 35 years now. ...Read more

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Can I transmit HIV after a week of exposure (i gave oral to an hiv+ woman). I started PEP immediately after the exposure.

Can I transmit HIV after a week of exposure (i gave oral to an hiv+ woman). I started PEP immediately after the exposure.

HIV transmission: In short, the answer to your question is yes, it is possible for your to transmit HIV after your exposure. But the probability of this depends on a few things: 1) are you infected with the virus 2) If you are, how high is the viral level in your blood 3) Do you use barrier contraception. Using post exposure prophylaxis lowers the chances of transmission, but there are no guarantees ...Read more

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Can you transmit hiv through spitting?

Can you transmit hiv through spitting?

No: Back before we had treatment for HIV infections, it simply wasn't transmitted in homes between family members except by sex or sharing needles. Even in correctional situations in which spitting is commonplace and a means of threatening / aggression against staff, it never happened. But please don't spit on people -- you won't make friends that way; you know that. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What bodily fluids do and do no transmit hiv?

What bodily fluids do and do no transmit hiv?

HIV is hard to get: Vaginal and penile secretions and blood are the most common fluids that transmit hiv. One has to be in direct contact with mucous membranes (those tissues that line the gut and vagina) or direct blood to blood exposure like that from sharing direct vein to vein drug needles.

Hiv is not caught through normal skin. It is not caught by touching or being around someone with hiv. ...Read more

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Also just out of curiosity as there is so much contradicting info on the net can using a used spoon transmit hiv?

Body fluids: Hiv is transmitted through body fluids, so theoretically, if an infected persons saliva and "body fluids" are on the spoon, then someone uses/shares the spoon, they could get infected. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more